Huma Qureshi born on July 28th, 1986 is a model and Indian film actress who made her debut in a Tamil movie called ‘Billa II’. The director of the film ‘Chakri Toleti’ selected Qureshi after auditioning 700 other candidates fit for the role of the female lead. The film got delayed and Huma left the movie as she had other work commitments. Then finally, she made her debut alongside ‘Nawazuddin Siddiqui’ in Anurag Kashyap’s crime drama ‘Gangs of Wasseypur’ parts 1 and 2.
Today as we are all so obsessed with becoming thin and perfect. Huma had once set an example, asking us to love our body the way it is and not conforming to a certain mindset about how a woman should look.
The ‘Badlapur’ actress has done many bold roles from her debut in Bollywood and she is extremely bold in real life. The ‘Jolly LLB 2’ actress holds a strong belief that women are very often forced to conform to a certain type of body shape in the showbiz. In the past, she had posed for a magazine and she did it proudly. That was the time when Huma shamed all the body shamers and silenced all the haters with her photoshoot with ‘Femina’ in 2014. She firmly thinks that size zero is not needed to woo anyone.
“I have always been very confident being curvy. I think it is all about feeling good and accepting yourself the way you are. There is no such rule that being skinny is the right way to go about. I have never felt like that. And moreover, no guy has ever come to me and said that I do not look pretty… so there you go,” Huma said in an interview with a leading publication.
The 31-year-old actress was born in a Muslim family in New Delhi. After completing her Bachelor’s (Hons.) in History from the Gargi college – the University of Delhi, the actress joined Act 1 theatre group and performed in some of their theatre productions. Huma Qureshi’s father ‘Saleem Qureshi’ runs a chain of restaurants in Delhi called, Saleem’s. She has three brothers out of which Saqib Saleem is also an actor.
Huma Qureshi may not be making waves at the moment, but her message stays on the vast online web for us to learn from. What do you think?